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Callipygian | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.44/5
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423 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.47%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with coffee, cocoa, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-01-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
423
pDev:
6.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
87
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of jdhilt
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a two finger light brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon, vanilla and coffee nose and flavor follows, bourbon, oak, coffee, hops are hidden. Very high ABV, 17.4%, is noticeable but not overpowering. Expensive at $14.95 for a 12oz bottle, bottled 4/25/2016 from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonna
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samdaddy
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vary dark appearance with little tan head. Very strong vanilla and chocolate aroma. Nice vanilla and chocolate taste with a slight Bourbon without any alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of Jasonrm72
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Diet-z
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unoriginal
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C_Pel
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unbelievably complex flavor and aroma; depth of character is pristine. That being said, at 17.4%, it's a little too hot on the alcohol side for me. Absolutely worth the price of admission, but it's not being logged as a favorite.

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Photo of South2NW
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz. bottle dated 4-26-16 from No.36 of the barrel aged series poured in my Avery snifter.

Look- Pours a thick dark brown leaving a few centimeters of tan foam. It settles quickly to a thin ring with some thin spotty lacing left behind.

Smell- Bourbon, sweet vanilla, bakers chocolate, faint coffee and oak.

Taste- Coffee, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla.

Feel- A rather thin and light feel with considerable alcohol burn from the monster 17.4% abv. that nearly a year in the bottle couldn't cool.

Overall- A wonderful monstrous sipper of a beer after 11 months. There's still a solid coffee presence hanging around despite the time elapsed since bottling. My biggest 'disappointment' was the thin look and feel, otherwise this is a world class barrel aged beer worth the significant price point. I would imagine this cellars well with the 17.4% abv.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black color with a thin foamy head. Retention is mild as is lacing. Awesome aroma. Big bourbon aroma. Strong on coco with mild vanilla. Bigger bourbon taste with vanilla smoothness. Great chocolate aftertaste with some mild java. Awesome, awesone, awesome.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnb128
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Mostly pitch black, with dark brown edges. The head is a bubbly light brown that quickly fizzes away. A thin ring remains that occasionally leaves spotty lacing.

S: Hugely intense, rich, and deep bourbon, charred oak, roast and caramelized sugars. Bourbon fumes and spice, with charred oak and burnt wood, but smoothly tamed by butterscotch, brown sugar, caramel, toasted coconut, toasted marshmallow, lots of sweet maple syrup, creamy vanilla smoothness, toasted bread, and chocolates.

T: Huge sweetness and complexity, punctuated by powerful bourbon barrel character. Chocolate syrup and bitter cocoa, with maple syrup, toasted coconut, toasted marshmallow, and caramel. Tons of butterscotch candy, rounded by creamy vanilla. Hints of candied figs and burnt raisins. Toasted bread and faint coffee roast, like a mocha or coffee candy. Near the finish, you're punched by a warm spike of bourbon spice, charred oak, and smoke, which ends quickly as it dries out with intense oak tannins. Feels warming going down, but drinks scarily easy for almost being as strong as liquor.

F: Medium-light, but rich, oily, and sticky; full of tannins and almost wine-like characteristics, with just enough carbonation to let it move nicely.

O: One of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts ever? It's so rich, complex, sweet, and delectable. Like a good espresso, dessert wine, liquor, and beer rolled into one. Absolutely amazing.

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Photo of BdM
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FreshZ
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Callipygian from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 423 ratings
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